200 vases stolen from Cass Co., Ind., cemetery; 250 urns lifted from Fort Wayne cemetery

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CASS COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Police are asking for answers after thieves target a cemetery east of Logansport.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says 205 bronze flower vases were removed from gravestones at Ever-Rest Memorial Park along Logansport Road between Nov. 26 and Nov. 29.

According to WTHR in Indianapolis and the Pharos-Tribune, the same thing happened 10 years ago when someone took nearly 50 vases from the cemetery.

Some of the stolen vases in the latest case were found in a ditch along Logansport Road. Investigators found others at a scrap metal yard in Peru.

The theft is still under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the office at (574) 753-7800.

Police are also looking for the person or people responsible for stealing hundreds of urns from a cemetery in Fort Wayne.

The Fort Wayne theft happened at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

One woman whose mother was stolen is trying to wrap her head around the crime.

"Why would you do that? That's, like, morbid. It's one of the lowest things I think you could possibly do, is steal from a gravesite," said Deb Gordon, the owner of one of the stolen urns.

Two hundred forty-eight urns valuing $124,000 were stolen.